Today you have been married for ______ years. Your main responsibility to bring up your children is now over and you have reached the stage in your relationship where you are rebuilding your life as a couple. This evening when you renew your marriage vows you can look forward with confidence to a new era in your life.
In the coming decades you will be able to concentrate on building your love for each other free from the tensions and worries involved in establishing yourselves financially and nurturing a growing family. Your children are here tonight to give their blessing for your new life and to thank you for all of your generosity, love and support over the last ___________ years.
Tonight is a night when you reassure each other. When you are expressing to each other deep loyalty and loving trust as the basis of your marriage relationship.
Both of you believe in marriage – in the fullness of the husband and wife relationship and you know that a deep bond unites you both. It must do so because of what you have been through together – all the stresses and tensions of the past have not weakened your love but have only made you more determined to stick by each other. This relationship is and must be very deep.
Tonight’s re-commitment should encourage you both to be more dedicated to each other so that you can look forward to a settled and enjoyable future.
_________ years ago, I, __________took you, __________to be my lawful wife, to have and to hold, from that day forward, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health. This day I re-affirm that vow.
__________ years ago, I ______ took you, _____ to be my lawful husband, to have and to hold, from that day forward, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health. This day I re-affirm that vow.
When you first joined hands and hearts _____ years ago, you did not know where life would take you. You promised to love, honor and cherish one another through all things. Life has surely brought you both wonderful blessings and difficult tribulations.
Therefore, you have fulfilled your promise. And God is smiling!
If rings are exchanged:
Please repeat after me: Once again, with this ring, I thee wed.
It is with great privilege that on this day, I get to pronounce you to be husband and wife!
You may kiss!